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A New Installation: Art of the 20th and 21st Centuries Reimagined

August 29, 2023 Through May 25, 2025

In the Harriet L. and Paul M. Weissman Gallery

Leading up to our 150th anniversary in fall 2026, MHCAM staff are reimagining our permanent collection galleries. That begins with a fresh take on art from the 20th and 21st centuries. This installation features strengths of our permanent collection—primarily American and European art, with several works by international artists. Significant 20th-century developments such as photography, Surrealism, and abstraction reflect the changing viewpoints of a modern society, while more recent works shift between abstraction and figuration in a wide range of media. The installation also highlights how artists use non-art materials, deploying mass-produced and found objects to craft novel responses to living in the 21st century.